Well, that was fast! I have now finished the front of the quilt. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!
For the front, I decided to alternate the direction of the blocks and only add sashing strips around the outer edges:
It looks pretty good, right?
However, when we get up nice and close, we hear the whomp-whomp of the sad trombone...turns out my seams do not line up.
My seams never line up! That is my number one failing as a quilter. Oh well. I, personally, think that wonky seams give my quilts a homey, lived-in look. Also, I should cut myself some slack...this is only the third quilt I've made. So not too shabby, considering!